SIMPARCH Hells Trailer

Hell’s Trailer

Hell’s Trailer is a bricollage of hand-painted billboards found in a Route 66 signage graveyard, reconstituted into the symbol of nomadic leisure that is inexorably tied to the American highway — the travel trailer. This piece is a parody of the quick-moving, signage-riddled American dream: a reflection of our highway-based holidays, where the natural scenery is marked with an endless string of billboard advertisements. Though not fit for the road, Hell’s Trailer’s curved underside allows it to rock with the bodily thrusts of those who step inside its fully upholstered interior. With nostalgia for the mothballed caravans grounded in yards across the nation, Hell’s Trailer proclaims — if you can’t ride, you may as well rock.  Still operational, Hell’s Trailer has been on exhibit since 2006 at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati.